A conversation with 18th District Reps. Brandon Vick and Larry Hoff

ClarkCountyToday.com Editor Ken Vance and reporter Chris Brown sit down with state lawmakers to discuss a variety of topics

VANCOUVER — In a continuing attempt to hold conversations with area elected officials about the issues that impact Clark County citizens the most, ClarkCountyToday.com Editor Ken Vance and reporter Chris Brown recently sat down for an interview with 18th District Reps. Brandon Vick and Larry Hoff.

Among the topics discussed with the state legislators were tax increases imposed by the Washington State Legislature during this year’s session, the Democratic majority in both the state house and senate, solutions for the transportation congestion issues facing Clark County residents and the education funding crisis in the state.

To view discussion of a specific topic covered during the interview, advance to the minute mark listed below:

00:30 — Tax increases

06:48 — Democratic majority in Washington Legislature

12:15 — Transportation congestion issues

19:47 — Education funding crisis

About The Author

Chris Brown comes to Clark County Today with 15 years of local news experience as a reporter, editor, and anchor at KXL News Radio and KOIN-6 TV in Portland. In 2016, he won an Oregon Association of Broadcaster's award for Best Investigative Reporting for a series on America's Violent Youth. He has also been awarded by the Associated Press for Best Breaking News coverage as editor of Portland's Morning News following the 2015 school shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The second oldest of eight home-schooled children, Brown graduated from high school two years early. After several odd jobs, he earned an internship at KXL Radio, eventually working his way into a full-time job. Brown has lived in Clark County his entire life, and is very excited at the opportunity to now focus full-time on the significant stories happening in his own back yard, rather than across “the river.’’ After a few years in Vancouver, he recently moved back to Battle Ground with his wife and two young daughters. When he's not working to report what's happening in Clark County, Brown enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, taking pictures, or working in the yard. He also actually does enjoy long walks on the beach, and sunsets.

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